Bella Bellow – O Se Nye (Togo, 1977, Sonafric)

For today, I wanted to share with you “O Se Nye“, a magnificent deep West African Soul track with gorgeous flute & killer breaks parts, taken from the only album of the Togolese Diva Bella Bellow, tragically died in a car accident near from Lome (Togo) the 10 of December 1973.

This album was released posthumously in 1977, first on the mythical record label Akueson (the first Parisian record label of that time run by an African guy, the Togolese producer & musician Gerard Akueson) & then more widely on the other legendary record label “Sonafric“, is an highly recommended one, full of great songs, including some arranged by the mythical Cameroonian musician Manu Dibango – Enjoy !

Bella Bellow – O Se Nye

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Armand de Preseau

Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient (Gabon, 1985, Polinia Saint-Lazare)

For today, I wanted to share with you « Vyckos Revient », a mesmerizing Cosmic Afro Synth Funk instrumental from Gabon, recorded in 1985 & taken from the second album of the composer & musician Vyckos Ekondo, creator of the « Tandima », a musical & artistic way of expression – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Vyckos Revient

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Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong (Nigeria, 1973, Philips)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Akpaisong“, a deep Afro Highlife Jazz Funk Soul track with Afrobeat flavors, taken from the 1st album of the Nigerian superstar Etubom Rex Williams, recorded in 1973 & backed by his famous “Nigerian Artistes” – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & His Nigerian Artistes – Akpaisong

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Armand de Preseau

The Dutch Benglos – Shabi-bi-di-do (Ghana, 1980s, Glovic Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Shabi-bi-di-do“, a bouncy summer Afro Highlife Boogie Funk track with Afrobeat flavors, taken from one of the three albums recorded by the Ghanaian Band “The Dutch Benglos” led by Gloria Aba Addison and that included legendary Ghanaian musicians from Dutch, Germany & Ghana such as the saxophone player George Amissah, the trumpetist Louis Hammond & the drummer Joseph Ghansah – Enjoy !

The Dutch Benglos – Shabi-bi-di-do

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Armand de Preseau

Afrika Wanda – Give’Em A Chance (Cameroun, 1992, Essimo’oh Productions)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Give’Em A Chance“, a dope obscure Afro Modern Boogie Soul Funk Synth track taken from the ultra hard to find only LP recorded by the obscure band Afrika Wanda in 1992 (if someone has more infos about this to share, feel free to contact us !) – Enjoy !

Afrika Wanda – Give’Em A Chance

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Armand de Preseau

Etoile de Dakar – Cely (Senegal, 1978, M. Diaw )

For today, I wanted to share with you “Cely“, a gorgeous Psychedelic Afro Latin Funk Psychedelic Mbalax Fusion Jazz gem with dreamy voices, catchy guitars & deep saxophone parts, first version ever of this all-time African anthem covered countless times, recorded in 1973 by the legendary Senegalese Orchestra “Etoile de Dakar” that included great names as the mythical musician & composer Youssou Madjiguène Ndour (this album was his first ever credited appearance as a singer !).

This album, as many of the greatest early Senegalese ones (such as Orchestra Baobab ones), was recorded at the well-known Jandeer Night Club in Dakar (Senegal), one of the only few places musicians could lent at the times all the musical instruments & equipments they didn’t have themselves – Enjoy !

Etoile de Dakar – Cely

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Armand de Preseau

Dyo-With’s & Ferry Djimmy & his Dji-Kins – Love Love (Benin, 1972, Revolution Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Love Love“, mellow sweet Afro Soul Jazz track taken from an ultra hard to find single composed by the mysterious singer Dyo-With’s (that seems to only have released the one presented here), and backed by the legendary Beninese singer Ferry Djimmy, who released only one album (holy grail status !) and a few singles on his own private record label “Revolution Records” – Enjoy !

This song (and all Ferry Djimmy‘s discography, including his mythical LP !) has just been recently brilliantly compiled and reissued by the British label “Acid Jazz“, highly recommended purchase !

Dyo-With’s & Ferry Djimmy & his Dji-Kins – Love Love

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Armand de Preseau

Etubom Rex Williams & his Nato Funky Stars – Disco Baby (Nigeria, 1981, Nato Records)

Following this former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Disco Baby“, an amazing catchy dance floor friendly Cosmic Afro Disco Boogie Funk track with awesome bass line & synth parts, taken from the ultra hard to find album recorded in 1981 by the Nigerian composer & musician Etubom Rex Williams and backed by his “Nato Funky Stars” band – Enjoy !

Etubom Rex Williams & his Nato Funky Stars – Disco Baby

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Armand de Preseau

Orchestre Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2) (Kenya, 1978, Polydor)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2)“, a sweet bouncy mellow Afro Soukous Jazz track with smooth guitar & horns parts, recorded in 1978 by the legendary Nairobi (Kenya) based group “Orchestre Les Mangelepa“- Enjoy !

Orchestre Les Mangelepa – Nyako Konya (Part 1 & 2)

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Armand de Preseau